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Common Cause Texas Calls for Ken Paxton’s Removal from Office

As the Texas Senate begins deliberations in the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Common Cause Texas is calling on senators to act in the best interest of the state and remove Paxton from office.

Start of Paxton Impeachment Trial Highlights Need for Reform

Common Cause Texas has long called for adherence and expansion of state’s ethics rules.

Voting & Elections 05.31.2023

STATEMENT: Texas’ New Interim Attorney General Has Troubling History as Election Denier

Prior to his appointment as Texas Secretary of State – John Scott briefly represented Donald Trump's legal effort to challenge the election results in Pennsylvania

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Misconduct Warrants Impeachment Hearings

Common Cause Texas, a nonpartisan good government and pro-democracy group, is calling for impeachment hearings to begin.

Money & Influence 11.19.2021

Gov. Abbott Uses Emergency Powers to Spend $4 million on Election Reviews

How much taxpayer money is it going to take, to convince former President Trump that he lost the 2020 election? Wisconsin taxpayers are spending almost $700,000. Arizona taxpayers are on the hook for millions. Now, using emergency powers, Governor Abbott has got Texas taxpayers on the hook for $4 million more.

Voting & Elections 07.8.2021

Texas special legislative session: Subverting democracy to advance voter suppression

A special session of the Texas legislature began today and right away Republicans in leadership are showing a blatant disregard for the democratic process.  Omnibus voter suppression bills have been filed in both chambers. HB 3 and SB 1 are both highly complex 40+ page bills that were only posted within the last 24 hours.   Committee hearings in both chambers have been set for Saturday, at 8am in the House and at 11am in the Senate. If the bills are heard in order of posting in the House, it is highly likely both election bills will be being heard at exactly the same time, making it difficult to impossible for Texans to testify on both. 

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